|:||Vetiveria zizanoides L|
Country of Origin
Color & Odor
|:||Dark brown / Green with Rich, woody, earthy/mysterious aroma|
|:||InSoluble in alcohol and oils, soluble in water.|
|:||0.975 – 1.035 @ 20°C|
|:||+14° to +45°|
|:||1.520 – 1.528 @ 20°C|
Essential Oil Content
Plant Part Used
DESCRIPTION:Known by the botanical name of Chrysopogon zizanioides, (derived from Tamil), it is a perennial grass of Poaceae family that is native to India. The derived Vetiver or khus contains over 100 identified components. Available in amber brown and rather thick finish, its odor is described as deep, woody, sweet, smoky, amber, earthy and balsam. It has characteristics of fragrant essential oil distilled from its roots significantly depend on where grass is grown and climate & soil conditions.
CONSTITUENTS:Khus Oil, Benzoic Acid, Furfurol, Vetivene, Terpinen-4-ol, 5-epiprezizane, Khusimeme, A-murolene, Khusimone, Calacorene, Beta-Humulene, a-longipinine.
AROMATIC SUMMARY / NOTE / STRENGTH OF AROMA:A sweet floral aroma similar spicy to the scent of seed and herbal citrus freshly.
BLENDS WITH:Blends well with Sandalwood oil.
COMMON NAMES:Vetiver, Khus, Cuscus, Cuss cuss, Khuss-kuss grass.
USES:It is mainly used in Perfumery and aromatherapy applications. It also has excellent fixative properties making them used widely in high end perfumes. Further, it is also used in traditional medicines as well as for adding a pleasant aroma in the house which is commonly described as "cool" and "refreshing".